HENDERSON, Ky. – If you’ve noticed that the “welcome to Henderson” signs located at key thoroughfares seem to be missing, rest assured that their absence is temporary.
The city limits signs marking your arrival in Henderson, Kentucky, are presently being updated along with the sign in Red Banks Park on the Henderson Riverfront. Some of the signs have not been refreshed since 2002. They are getting a makeover using the new community-wide branding color palette and the City’s version of the branding logo.
The Board of Commissioners decided last fall to make the upgrades after reviewing some options at a work session.
The city limits signs are located on U.S. 60-East near Wathen Lane, on U.S. 60-West near Henderson Community College, on U.S. 41 in the median at the foot of the Twin Bridges and on the section of U.S. 41 that was formerly the Pennyrile Parkway near the Henderson County Fairgrounds.
Also in the category of signage, Henderson Parks and Recreation Department Director Trace Stevens said 10 of the 16 “History Walk” signs in Audubon Mill Park and Red Banks Park also are in the process of being reprinted and refreshed. Those signs were placed in 2003 and were starting to show signs of fading and age.
The signs, originally designed by graphic artist Fred Reaves, address such subject matter as the 1937 Flood, W.C. Handy, Audubon’s Mill, the railroad bridges, the old Station 1 power plant, Henderson’s gambling era and other topics.
Stevens said all of the History Walk signs will eventually be redone.